First days in El Paso

Hi all. Long waiting before this trip has finally ended. I arrived at El Paso last Sunday. It was very difficult situation to say goodbyes for my parents in the Helsinki-Vantaa-Airport. But now I am here and not looking back unless I miss my family and friends of course.

My first day here went pretty fast. I meet my roommate Zac and another thrower from track team Kevin. Kevin took me to Walmart and I bought everything I needed for daily life. My dorm is really nice but temperature is cold inside at nights. I had heard that people in this city are very kind and helpful but I really did not think that they really are :D. It is really awesome that someone I have met a day ago comes and pick you up anywhere you want.

On Monday I had to do some paperwork to both; school and team and I met coaches and physics and doctors. On Tuesday I finally became official member of our track team. GO MINERS! I also got this semester’s schedule which includes in math, history, musician and inquiry. And today I had some kind of orientation for international students. I also did my first official practice today, gym of course.

I’m looking forward to couple next days because I’m going to throw javelin on Friday or Saturday! School starts next Tuesday so I will write more about it in future. The weather should be much warmer on the weekend (today was only 9-11 degrees with a cold wind).

Kaikki siis hyvin täällä! 🙂 I will add photos as soon as possible. Now there seems to be some kind of technical issue when trying to upload any media…




  1. We’re glad to hear everything’s fine so far and you’re getting familiar with Texas. Who would have quessed last year when you were training in Jyväskylä that today you are a member of UTEP Miners?
    They say everything is huge in Texas. I wonder if they also mean the results of javelin throwing?

    • Thanks for your comment Repe! Yes, if somebody would has told that I’ll be here almost the whole year of 2015, I could not have believed that. Hopefully we can say after June that also javelin results are huge 🙂

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